September 20, 2009 | Listed Under: News
Jay Baruchel delivers a breakout performance as a Montreal teenager who thinks he’s the reincarnation of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in the new Canadian comedy, The Trotsky.
Just don’t try telling that to the childhood actor-turned-adult star, whose credits over the past 15 years include notable supporting roles in Million Dollar Baby, Knocked Up and Tropic Thunder.
“Every year for the past 10 years I have been the one to watch — and next year’s the year,” Baruchel, 27, says with a sigh during a hectic day of TIFF interviews at a Toronto hotel.
“I mean, I don’t know, it’s a really good movie. I like it. ”
Turns out Baruchel and The Trotsky’s screenwriter-director Jacob Tierney go way back, and grew up together as kids on the same street in Montreal.
He even had Tierney’s mother as a substitute teacher several times and was in theatre class with Tierney’s younger sister.
Barcuhel’s little sister Taylor has a cameo role as a high school student in The Trotsky and his oldest friend, Ricky Mabe, has a large supporting role.
Monica Bellucci (Passion of the Christ, The Matrix Reloaded) and Toby Kebbell (Rock n Rolla) have joined Nicholas Cage and Jay Baruchel in Disney’s, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”.
Loosely adapted from the classic story from Fantasia, and based in modern-day Manhattan, Nicolas Cage plays Balthazar Blake, a sorcerer who recruits and trains a young protege (Jay Baruchel) to help fight the forces of darkness. Bellucci plays Veronica, a sorceress and the long-lost love of Cage’s character.
Celebrity illusionist Drake Stone (Toby Kebbell) joins forces with an evil sorcerer named Horvath (Alfred Molina), to “gain ultimate powers.” The film, which has been shooting in New York for the last two months, also features Teresa Palmer as Baruchel’s love interest. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is set to hit theaters on July 16th 2010.